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French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 7:38:59 PM   
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Hey guys,

I am looking for information about the French Pacific Fleet, more specifically the French Indian Ocean Squadron, around 1992-1993. I have looked everywhere I can think of, but I can't find any information. If anyone has any sources on this topic please post them here. Thanks!
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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 8:03:56 PM   
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This all I found...gives a little insight into deployments around that time.

https://books.google.com/books?id=RAuT896J0HcC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=French+Indian+Ocean+Squadron&source=bl&ots=_1I-7sFcre&sig=Gd21Ica0YRok9K0FlxE58lr7zmk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTjp7NlqPNAhVGrD4KHSa5AQMQ6AEIPTAF#v=onepage&q=French%20Indian%20Ocean%20Squadron&f=false

And this one validates it a little...

https://books.google.com/books?id=_NhVz7mZCisC&pg=PA167&lpg=PA167&dq=French+Indian+Ocean+Squadron&source=bl&ots=Xl1mM2FvYS&sig=KQgzMEHizpf_71vrM2n8MFcyAiU&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiTjp7NlqPNAhVGrD4KHSa5AQMQ6AEIQTAG#v=onepage&q=French%20Indian%20Ocean%20Squadron&f=false




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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 8:10:34 PM   
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Extremely helpful! Thank you so much!


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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 8:46:26 PM   
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I had those handy because I was doing some work on an Iran-Iraq war scenario. I don't just randomly collect fleet information.

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 9:24:12 PM   
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ALso, if you look at a couple of books on the Iran-Iraq and First Gulf war, they detail some of the French fleet make ups around the time.

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 10:05:54 PM   
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Very helpful wood, thanks.

I was always under the impression that the Brits kept a sizable squadron out in the IO as well but your first reference 'Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean: Indian and American Perspectives' seems to indicate no; with the statement 'The only other power... is China' that is besides the Soviets, Americans and French.

Have you found anything on the Brits?

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 10:14:21 PM   
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I'll have to look. They didn't jump out at me. But I am pretty sure they keep a small squadron in the IO. I'll look back, but nothing came up in either war I was researching.

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/12/2016 10:36:27 PM   
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The wiki entry in french for today forces seems to be this one:
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forces_arm%C3%A9es_de_la_zone_sud_de_l%27oc%C3%A9an_Indien
Paragraph "Composante Mer" (Sea component or elements?)

Floreal Frigates were commissioned in 90's and were built for this theater.
I hope it can help.

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Ooops, this is only for South Indian Ocean forces.
See also this entry for India Ocean HQ Alindien(less detailed):
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alindien


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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/20/2016 9:45:48 PM   
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Back to working on the scenario now... I noticed that in one of the documents it lists the French Pacific Fleet as having 4 corvettes, but what class of ship would these be? I can't find anything matching in the DB and google is not helping

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/22/2016 1:37:52 AM   
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The F 781 D'Estienne D'Orves is a French Corvette active around that time. It is in the DB3K.

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/22/2016 4:29:22 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: lamboman43

The F 781 D'Estienne D'Orves is a French Corvette active around that time. It is in the DB3K.

Added, thanks!

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RE: French Pacific Fleet 1992 - 6/22/2016 5:52:06 AM   
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No problem!

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